Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Most People Making Sandwiches Simultaneously: Subway sets world record
NEW YORK, NY, USA -- New York Giant's defensive end Justin Tuck was at The TimesCenter in Manhattan as part of a Subway promotion in which 250 foot-long subs were made simultaneously, setting the new world record for the Most People Making Sandwiches Simultaneously,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: New York Giants Justin Tuck and speed sandwich-making champion Salvador Rodriguez celebrate. Photo: AP/Diane Bondareff (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the longest sandwich measured 634.50 m (2,081 ft) and was created by Pietro Catucci and Antonio Latte of EuroSpin in Mottola, Taranto, Italy.
Guinness World Records also recognized the largest sandwich: it weighed 5,440 lb (2,467.5 kg) and was made by Wild Woody's Chill and Grill, Roseville, Michigan, USA.
Subway Restaurants officially broke a Guinness World Record, by constructing the most subs made at the same time but the largest group of people.
All the sandwiches were donated to City Harvest.
New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck was on hand to help the Subway team conquer their feat.
In a huddled mass at the Times Center in New York City, over 250 sandwich artists amassed a total of 254 foot-long subs, officially breaking the world record.
In preparation for the event, the team had a practice round to make sure they would be able to complete their task.
In total, 555 sandwiches were made, but the record breaking number stands at 254.
Each sub-maker had five minutes to make their sandwich, but according to Alison Walsh, account director for Catalyst Public Relations which represented the event, many finished their subs in one to two minutes.
The spectacle used 189 pounds of avocado, more than 444 pounds of roast beef, ham, and turkey, and more than 275 pounds of fresh vegetables.
The event kicked off the start of Subway's "Avocado Season," where customers now have the option to add avocado to any of their subs, wraps, and breakfast sandwiches.
All of the subs and left over products were immediately donated to City Harvest, a New York City based organization that feeds the homeless according to Rory Haden, owner of Omnigage, the marketing firm behind the event.
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